Carol Banwell


We purchased our house through Carol last spring and it was the best decision we’ve ever made. Carol was friendly and professional from the moment we met her. She was knowledgable about both the house and neighbourhood and made us feel comfortable throughout the process. She always responded quickly to our questions and really took the time to understood our needs. We are extremely happy and I would not hesitate to recommend Carol to other home buyers or sellers.

--Virginia and James

Thank you Carol for helping us to find our very first home! You were very patient even when we wanted to look at a house that we couldn’t afford just for comparison sake. That same house played a big part in shaping our vision for the home that we eventually bought. We are so happy you were able to help us find a home that met our very extensive ‘must have’ list. You were a great source of information and we couldn’t have done it without you!

--Gordon and Stacy

It is with sincere thanks that I write this testimonial letter. I recently bought a home through Carol and my experience was truly enjoyable and stress free. Carol was sensitive to the needs of our family and worked within our limitations. Carol was patient, professional and made the end result a huge success for our family. I would not hesitate in recommending Carol for all your Real Estate needs!

--Leslie DeHaas

Dear Carol

Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all the help you gave us in selling our house in Toronto and purchasing a new home in Barrie. Our home in Toronto sold in two days and we bought our new home in Barrie in two days. We know this was because of your expertise and tenacity working on our behalf. Your guidance and advise was second to none. You smoothed the way in dealing with the lawyer and made everything happen so easily. After living in our house for over fifty years we had little experience in selling and buying and we knew we could trust you completely. You were just wonderful and we thank you so much. We really enjoy our new home in Barrie thanks to you.


--Ron & Sheila Meadows.

Dear Carol and Dana,

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for all your help in the recent acquisition of our new home. It is a bit more difficult for an agent representing both the vendor and the purchaser, but we felt that you both acted with everybody’s best interest at heart.

During the decision making process, you were both quite helpful in pointing out the features of the home and the possibilities for renovating knowing our needs because you asked as opposed to making assumptions. We had four builders to choose from and you were both extremely accommodative in helping to facilitate our decision in choosing a builder to work with. It seemed like we had no less than 10 cite visits during the process and one of you made sure it fit with our busy schedules. A few times you clearly went out of you way to get papers signed and documents processed when it was not easy for Deb and I to get to your offices. It made the whole experience much better than expected.

Service like this is hard to find in any industry and having been through a few home purchases (including working with relatives and some bad experiences), we can honestly say that you both are near the top of the industry when it comes to servicing needs of the people you are working with. You should both be very proud.

We are happy to recommend you to all our friends in need of real estate services.


--Larry and Debrah Berman

Dear Carol and Dana,

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for all your help in the recent acquisition of our new home and subsequent sale of our existing property.
Given that we had not been looking to move, we were not at all prepared to enter the real estate market when we discovered that a home we had admired for many years was coming onto the market. After some consideration we decided that we would endeavour to purchase the property that was to list in a matter of days. The challenge for us was how to ensure that we could successfully navigate the real estate market process and acquire the desired property. Fortunately we had met you both through various community events over the years and felt we would be comfortable having you represent us.
It was a real pleasure to work with you both. You provided us with expert counsel and coaching to help us through the process of successfully securing our targeted property and then were instrumental selling our current property. Your efforts to prepare and guide us for the sale of our home as well as the expert staging you provided enabled us to showcase our current property and ensure a successful sale.
We really appreciated all your patience, your desire to really listen to your clients and your expert counsel. We would like to commend you both for providing services at the highest professional level while still personalizing the experience. It was this approach that served to make what is usually a very high stress environment a much more manageable and positive experience.

We look forward to recommending you to all our friends in need of real estate services.


--Michael and Judy MacKenzie


Carol Banwell and Dana Karkheck, Re/max Agents, sold our home of 42 years. Their help was invaluable from the first meeting – counselling us and offering their assistance with every step. They work tirelessly and expressly for you.
Carol and Dana are both professionals and knowledgeable in every aspect of selling and/or purchasing a residence. We highly recommend them.

--Ruth and Tom Talbot